Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Lori MacLean (Eastlink) and Christopher Hickey (Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.)

Ottawa, 8 September 2016

Our reference:  8740-E17-201606972

By Email

Lori MacLean
Regulatory Coordinator
Eastlink
6080 Young Street 8th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3K 5M3
lori.maclean@corp.eastlink.ca

Christopher Hickey
Director, Industry Affairs
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.
107-85 Curlew Drive
Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2P8
regulatory@cnoc.ca

Re:  Eastlink TPIA Tariff Notice No. 36

The Commission received an application from Bragg Communications Inc., operating as Eastlink (Eastlink), dated 5 July 2016, in which it proposed revisions to Item 104 - Third Party Internet Access (TPIA). 

Eastlink proposed to introduce two new Points of Interconnection (POI) locations for its wholesale TPIA service, one in Moncton, New Brunswick and the other in Stephenville, Newfoundland. 

On 5 August 2016, the Commission received an intervention from Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) stating that it is not satisfied that there are at least two providers of transport services at each of the POI locations in New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

In order to assist the Commission in its consideration of this tariff notice, Commission staff requests that both Eastlink and CNOC provide further information on this issue.  Specifically, Eastlink and CNOC are to provide, by 15 September 2016, the following:

Eastlink and CNOC may file written comments with the Commission solely in relation to the responses to the above interrogatory, serving copies on all interested parties, by 21 September 2016.

Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely sent, by that date.  Copies of the documents should also be sent to Commission staff at trichur.krishnan@crtc.gc.ca.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services & Costing Implementation
Telecommunications Sector
c.c.:  Doug Thurston, CRTC, doug.thurston@crtc.gc.ca
Christian Tacit, regulatory@tacitlaw.com, ctacit@tacitlaw.com
Daniel Mullen, ISN Inc., daniel.mullen@eidos.ca
City Wide Communications, webmaster@navnet.net
Eastlink, natalie.macdonald@corp.easltink.ca

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